Morris: Are peregrine falcons threatened in Hayward?

  • February 15, 2013

By Joan Morris
Columnist, Contra Costa Times

DEAR JOAN: I heard that Cal State East Bay is going to start tearing down Warren Hall on Friday. I'm worried because peregrine falcons nest there each spring and some have already returned.

Steve E.
Hayward

DEAR STEVE: Warren Hall has been classified as seismically unsound and marked for demolition, but a date has not been set for its end. The work beginning Friday is demolition of a sky bridge and shouldn't disturb the birds.

There is some question of whether the birds are nesting there. If anyone has seen them, please send me photos and eyewitness reports so we can determine what's going on.

University officials have said in the past they will relocate any falcons. I'm sure they will want to take measures to protect the birds while keeping students and faculty safe, as well.

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